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      New York: Holt, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. Spine of book darkened. Very Good in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. The first study of this complicated man. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both Toledano and Nixon to editor William Randolph Hearst, Jr., son of William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper despot and subject of Orson Welles's film CITIZEN KANE. It was Hearst who was largely responsible for the Hollywood image of the hard-drinking cynical reporter always in pursuit of breaking news. The younger Hearst shared the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his interviews with the new Russian leadership, and in 1959 he would cover Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union. Nixon's inscription reads: "To Bill Hearst/who is always a/friend in good or/bad weather -- from/Dick Nixon." Over the course of time, Nixon's attitude toward journalists became much less friendly. A fine association copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Oscar Kokoschka. Das Werk des Malers *

      Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1956. - Relié toile grège 31 x 24, jaquette illustrée couleur, un brin défraîchie. Nom de possesseur sur garde. Copieuse monographie de près de 400 pages, ouvrage fondamental sur l'oeuvre et l'homme, avec un important corpus référentiel, une riche iconographie et un index.Notre exemplaire se trouve être celui d'un médecin et ami auquel l'artiste a gratifié "le fils d'Asclépiade" d'une belle dédicace autographe signée, datée de 1961, en langue française. Image visible sur site céleste. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions

      Lancaster, PA and New York, N.Y.: American Physical Society, 1956. First Edition. single_issue_magazine. Very Good. In The Physical Review, Volume 104, Second Series, Number 1, October 1, 1956. Original blue-green printed publisher's wraps, entire issue offered. [2], 272 pages. The paper appears on pages 254-258. Minor creasing to the covers (lower corner bumped), previous owners' signature on front wrapper. Otherwise a clean copy. The paper offered here, 'Question of Parity in Weak Interactions,' was the seminal work by T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang, which when published and experimentally confirmed by their peers led to fundamental new understandings in particle physics. This work in this paper led to their being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957 'for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles.' See also Particle Physics 100 Years of Discovery.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      1956. Very Good. [ADACHI INSTITUTE]. SELECTED MASTERPIECES OF UKIYO-E PRINTS. Meiji Shobo^, 1956. Edited by Kondo Ichitaro^. A large tied navy blue cloth porfolio of 22 (of 24) facsimile woodcuts, recut and reprinted by hand at the Adachi Institute. Printed paper title label. With a laid-in 36 page English language text volume. The descriptions are by the most eminent scholars in Japan at the time. A useful and beautiful reference. Very slight browning, very good overall. Adachi/Meiji Shobo^ collaborative efforts are much sought after.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        In The Winter of Cities

      Norfolk, CT: New Directions Books., 1956. Large octavo. Quarter black cloth, over decorated blue, green and white paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, blue top-stain, with dust jacket. Title page inscribed by Williams. Very minor tanning at head of sides, with one or two chips and some crumpling at edges, an excellent copy. First trade edition. Inscription reads "For Andreas/ love/ Tennessee Williams". It is possibly an inscription to Andreas Brown, book lover and owner of The Gotham Book Mart in Manhattan from 1967 to 2007.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Case of the Gilded Lily (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Nordie / with all the best in the world from / Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner." Binding a bit cocked, else Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket with light wear at the corners. A very presentable copy. Perry Mason.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The City and the Stars

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1956 - Blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Lower corners are slightly bruised, dustjacket shows light wear along the edges and has a tiny scratch on front panel. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket. Expanded and revised from the author's first novel Against the Fall of the Night. #22 in The 100 Best Novels of Science Fiction, ed. David Pringle, 1985. "The City and the Stars is one of the strongest tales of conceptual breakthrough in genre sf. perhaps his most memorable work." The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, eds. Clute and Nicholls, 1999, p. 230. An extremely lovely copy. ; Octavo; 310 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      DEUX-RIVES 1956 4° pp. 322 fogli sciolti Tav. 1 originale "punta secca", litografie originali 16+1 (al frontespizio) a col. distribuite nt, raccolta di litografie in nero ft. "Exemplaire n. 67/200 sur vélin chiffon de lana avec 1 exemplaires de la pointes sèche originales

      [Bookseller: Libreria Webb]
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        Profiles in Courage

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956, 1956-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956: First edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "M-E". In dust jacket with price of $3.50 in tact. The hardcover is in Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. The book has clean pages, with sound binding. Light edge wear. Concave curve in spine, with rubbing to gilt stamping on account. Light edge wear. The dust jacket is worn along the folds, shows rubbing, and wear with a large chip at the head of the spine. Presents well in mylar.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Theory of Investment Value

      NORTH-HOLLAND PUBL CO, AMSTERDAM 1956 - Bright gold gilt on cover & spine, general shelf wear,some spotting to covers, ex-library markings including the pocket in rear, front hinge cracked, spine edge has small tear, first couple of pages detached, but in book DATE PUBLISHED: 1956 EDITION: SECOND PRINTIN 613 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      MUNICIPALES 1956 - Lang: Español 0 Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 100 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

      [Bookseller: Original Poster]
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        A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, 4 vols.

      Cassell., London, 1956-58, 1st editions - The first English edition of Churchill?s classic four volume history is much to be preferred over the American issue. The 4 books are vol. I The Birth of Britain, vol. II The New World, vol. III The Age of Revolution, and vol. IV The Great Democracies. Bound in smooth dark red cloth with gilt titles, each volume 6 x 9.5 inches, top edges stained red, lots of maps and diagrams, but no photos. A truly fine set in dustwrappers. Books are crisp and unworn, gilt bright, page tops all have good red colour, foredges, white, even and free of spots. No names or markings. Dustwrappers are correct first, unclipped, good bright colours, no tears, cracks, chips or losses. Note the unfaded red rosette on vol 2 and the bright orange shade on vol. 3. (A138a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Churchill Book Specialist]
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        Original typescript of the Third Chapter "Our Social Inheritance" - called "THE CRITICAL FACTORS" with corrections by Lewis' hand - accompaied by a letter from lewis to Henry Aiken

      approximately 1956.: Autograph; Handschrift; Handschriften; Manuscript; Manuscripts; Manuskript; Manuskripte; Rare Books; Signed. 4°.. Stapled pages. The letter to Aiken, signed by Lewis, dates from August 1946. Lewis and Aiken had a long and mutual friendship between them - Lewis welcomed Aiken in 1946 to Harvard.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Rib of Earth

      Printed by Straits Printers Ltd., 20-21 Mohamed Ali Lane, Singapore and Published by Lloyd Fernando, First Edition . 1956 - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original sand cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the upper panel. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains [xii] 27 printed pages of text. Author's first book of poetry. Light brown ghosting to the end papers, thin worm line to the top rear cover. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with tanning of the paper down the spine and light finger marks to the pale grey paper, not price clipped $1.65. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Thumboo's poetry is inspired by myth and history, and he is often dubbed Singapore's unofficial poet laureate because of his poems with nationalistic themes. A pioneer of local English literature, he compiled and edited some of the first anthologies of English poetry and fiction from Singapore and Malaysia. Member of the P.B.F.A. POETRY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Flight from the Enchanter

      London, Chatto and Windus, , 1956. Octavo. Original light brown boards, titles to spine gilt. With the Edward Bawden designed dust jacket. Gilt oxodized to spine, spine bumped, dust jacket lightly chipped to corners, edges darkened, with a couple of small closed tears. First edition, first impression, of the author's second novel. Inscribed by the author "For undeserving George with much love from Iris.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Things of This World

      New York: Harcourt & Brace, 1956. First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award winning collection. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Review copy with slip. Signed by the author who has transcribed the line, "The morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Wilbur".

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Textiles of Pre-Inca From Burying Grounds in Peru (All Colour-Printing) Kanegafuchi Spinning Company's Collection / Nanbei Pre Inca Senshoku Zuroku (2 Volumes)

      Tokyo: Kyoto Shoin. Near Fine; 15.75 x 18.5 Japanese-bound green and gold decorative hardbacks . with paper labels. In blue portfolio in Near Fine condition. Lacking one . bone closure.. 1956. Portfolio. Illustrated by 100 full page color plates; Beautifully produced two volume set of the 7th-12th century Pre-Columbian textile collection of this iconic textile manufacturer . Japanese/English text.; 22; [140 pp.] .

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        Grains d'Amour".

      Féquet et Baudier. Mourlot 1956 - Préface de Pierre Mornand, Paris, Féquet et Baudier, Mourlot, 1956, in-8, en feuilles, couverture titrée en couleur rempliée, 20 poèmes. André E.-MARTY (1882-1974) accompagne de ses dessins lithographiés ces poèmes amoureux. Un des 10 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, n°IV réservés aux Artisans du livre avec un double envoi de l'auteur et de l'artiste à Marthe Féquet, épouse de l'imprimeur complété d'un poème de l'auteur en 17 alexandrins signés sur une double page ainsi d'un grand dessin à la mine de plomb signé en bas à droite à pleine page ( 18 x 10.5 cm.), original du poème "Sans Adieu" qui commence ainsi "Emporte-le, ce petit livre, Tu l'ouvriras bien loin de moi ." représentant l'être aimé lisant, au coin du feu le livre que vient de lui offrir sa chérie.accompagne de ses dessins lithographiés. Infimes usures et insolation marginale. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Hesperus - Blätter der Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft Nr. 12 Oktober 1956

      Jean-Paul-Gesellschaft, Bayreuth 1956 - 1 68 Seiten altersbedingt guter Zustand, angestoßen, Taschenbuch

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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        The Correspondence of Alexander Pope. Edited by George Sherburn. In five [5] volumes

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Complete in five volumes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. First edition. Frontispiece to each volume. Original maroon buckram, gilt lettering and decoration. Red (ink?) stain to dustwrapper of volume one at lower board (affecting dustwrapper only and not the book beneath - see illustration). A very good, bright set in very good dustwrappers (latter in removable protective plastic sleeves). (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight set, therefore additional postage will be charged. To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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      Dodd, Mead & Co. 1956 - First edition of the author's first science fiction novel. An early novel dealing with the horrors of a nuclear attack. A VERY GOOD PLUS book (light rubbing to spine ends, some foxing top page edges) in a VERY GOOD dust jacket( price-clipped; 1/4" horizontal chip to top of spine; rubbing and light edgewear ). Author later wrote the Cyborg novels which became the basis for "The Six Million Dollar Man" TV series. Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE USUAL SUSPECTS (IOBA)]
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        In the Winter of Cities

      (Norfolk, CT: New Directions Books, 1956). First edition. One of 100 copies, signed by Williams. Printed by Peter Beilinson at the Peter Pauper Press. Overlooked in light of Williams’s titanic reputation as a playwright is the fact that his first appearance in print was in the anthology Five Young Poets in 1944. Williams only published two collections of verse in his lifetime, this being the first, followed by Androgyne, Mon Amour in 1977. Parchment boards show slight toning to spine, else very fine in publisher’s slipcase, which is also lightly toned and has few small spots of paper loss along extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Antiquity of Iraq, The


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        The Chinese Maze Murders. A Chinese Detective Story suggested by three original ancient Chinese plots

      The Hague: W. Van Hoeve, 1956 - First edition. 8vo. Illustrations by the author in Chinese style. Black cloth, map endpapers. Near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (spine panel faintly toned) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Abraham und Sarah.

      - Farblithographie, 1956, 35x26 cm (Mourlot 122) (Künstlergraphik / Colour-Lithograph)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian]
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        Un Americain á New York et á Paris

      Paris: Rene Julliard,, 1956. Traduit de l'americain par Jean-Francois Rozan. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in black. Contents unopened. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, edition de tete in advance of the trade issue. One of only 30 numbered copies. Only published in this French translation, the present book is one of the scarcest in Steinbeck's entire canon. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sangen om den røde rubin.

      5.-7. tus. Oslo 1956. 329 + (1) s. Orig. sjirtingryggbd. Litt ufrisk. Ryggen skjev. Noen få sider svakt plettet i ytre marg.. *Ded. fra Agnar Mykle til Margrete og Arnulf Øverland på forsatsbl

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Untitled (Architectural Rendering)

      [N.d., circa 1956]. Light wear, else near fine condition.. Unique mixed media gouache on board, depicting a Mad Men-era Lincoln Motor Company showroom. 15 x 22 inches. SIGNED by Roger K. Brown in the bottom right corner. Cut-outs of a red Lincoln and a couple in formal wear collaged onto the surface.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        Life Is Good & Good For You In New York Trance Levels Revels

      France & London : [Roto-Sadaq, Geneva for] Editions du Seul Album Petite Planete 1 & Photography Magazine, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gilt lettered black cloth. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 28 x 22.5 cm. 188 black and white photographs, with the original booklet of captions (printed in English) affixed to the binding, as issued, by a black chord. Designed by William Klein, illustrated with gravure reproductions of Klein's gritty photographs in an animated graphic sequence. Influential work, considered one of the first great pop books. He, along with Robert Frank are progenitors of street photography. Two text pages in French and English. HASSELBLAD 164. ROTH 140. Clean, fresh and bright copy. Lacks dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Time for a Tiger

      Heinemann, UK 1956 - London, Heinemann, 1956. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is near fine with foxing to top and fore edges and an inked price to ffep. The jacket is also near fine with a short closed tear to the lower spine tip (8mm), some light foxing to the inside, light fading to the spine (not bad at all though) and a previous price to the front flap. Slight nibbling to the upper spine tip. A very presentable copy overall. The first in Burgess' Malayan trilogy and his first novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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        The Organization Man

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition of one of the most influential books on management ever written. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Best to Lydia Bronte about whom this book was not written! Holly Whyte 4/18/89". Additionally signed "William H. Whyte" on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and a small chip to the front panel. "Holly always believed that the greatest lesson the city has to offer us is the idea that we are all in it together, for better or for worse, and we have to make it work." (Paul Goldberger, Architecture). Uncommon signed and inscribed. William H. Whyte is American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and self-proclaimed people-watcher. The Organization Man is "[r]ecognized as a benchmark, Whyte's book reveals the dilemmas at the heart of the group ethos that emerged in the corporate and social world of the postwar era" (Nathan Glazer). It "established the categories Americans now use when thinking about the workplace, the suburbs, and their lives" (Newsweek). "The Organization Man remains a worthwhile read today" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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        Le Notaire dans La Comédie Humaine de Balzac *

      Roth & Sauter, Lausanne 29.2.1956. - En feuilles 33 x 26, couverture illustrée rempliée. Dos et bords un rien défraîchis. Réalisé par les Maîtres-Ymagiers du Verseau à la demande de l'association des notaires vaudois pour commémorer leur 50ème anniversaire, cette grande plaquette présente 12 sobres compositions à pleines pages, inspirées par des extraits (cités & référencés) d' oeuvres de Balzac, précédé d'un bref portrait-verbal du sujet.Une lettre autographe signée du peintre prolonge agréablement cet exemplaire rendu ainsi encore plus désirable; en une vingtaine de ligne, à en-tête de l'Avenue de la Grenade (rappelons ô ironie de la vie que c'est à cause d'une ces dernières éclatées un peu trop près de lui que le peintre est devenu sourd à l'armée lors de son vingtième printemps) et à la date du 12 septembre 1947, il parle d'un projet d'illustration qui ne doit pas être icelui. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seul tirage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Derrière le miroir 92/93: 10 ans d'edition

      Paris: Maeght, 1956. With two double-page lithographs by Chagall and Miro, two etchings by Giacometti and Miro. Original stiff paper wrappers, in the original glassene outer wrappers. Small Folio. A fine copy. The famous issue celebrating the first decade of DLM.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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      Yale University (1956)., [New Haven]: - First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        El Arco Y La Lira

      Fondo De Cultura Economica, Mexico 1956 - Very good plus, first edition book. Original green softcovers intact, re-bound in maroon boards. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Enclosed is the business card of Octavio Paz, Ambassador of Mexico. Book is internally clean, text block is snug. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books]
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        Complete UK Book Club Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels. Comprising: Live and Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill, Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun

      London: Foyle [The Book Club] 1956-1966., 1956. 11 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's hardbacks in dustwrappers. Some toning and and occasional spotting to the cheap paperstock, minor wear as expected, but generally a very good set, housed in a custom-made fleece-lined slipcase. The entire run of the popular British book club editions, which began in 1956 with 'Live and Let Die'. In total eleven of the fourteen James Bond titles were issued in this format and this set is complete as published. The books were offered in this cheaper format, usually one year after the Cape first editions- some share the same Jonathan Cape artwork, but after the 'Thunderball' painting was damaged while on loan in America, Cape would no longer lend out their original art; as such the Book Club commissioned their own action packed and striking cover designs.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Seuil 1956 - - Seuil, Paris _1956, 13x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : ". pour chanter l'Afrique noire." Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Journal intime d'une Provinciale. Edition originale.

      Phileas Fogg (Eric Losfeld) (1956) In-8, broché Edition originale clandestine, condamnée en 1957. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires (sans justificatif de tirage) pour le compte des Bibliophiles Voyageurs Transcontinentaux. Ouvrage illustré de 8 compositions très libres d'Yves Tanguy. Ces compositions étaient destinées aux "Couilles enragées" de Benjamin Péret, mais les impressions furent saisies chez l'imprimeur par la police (en 1928) et détruites. Couverture illustrée par l'auteur. Premier plat légèrement effrangé, un mors inferieur fendu. Rare. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Aubry]
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        Beetles Open Air Guides With Over 250 Illustrat

      THAMES & HUDSON, 1956. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy, with acceptable dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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      New York: farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1956). First Edition. Boards. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. With a foreword by U. S. Senator Lyndon Johnson. Illustrated with photographs. With a full-page INSCRIPTION SIGNED by the future President on the front endpaper: "To Tom Schmidt --/ with appreciation of his/friendship, good Counsel/and support --/from his Gillespie/County neighbor/Lyndon B Johnson/USS Texas/Aug 27, 1956." Books genuinely signed by LBJ are quite scarce, and most of those are copies of THE VANTAGE POINT, usually signed on a bookplate. Early titles such as this with contemporary inscriptions are uncommon on the market.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Original 1956 Signed Blueprint of Frank Lloyd Wrightís design which is today the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin

      Printed Blueprint Signed ìF Ll W / 56î in brown ink in a 1î x 1î brown ink square box shaded in red pencil in the lower left, 56.5î x 18î. Two 2.75î vertical lines have been drawn in red pencil at each end of the 28.5î x 5î architectural drawing in the lower half, captioned ìElevation From Lake Monona Scale: 1/32î = 1í-0îî Lightly printed. Minor soiling and mounting traces at perimeter easily matted over. Fine condition. In 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design for a civic auditorium which would link Lake Monona, surrounded on three sides by the city of Madison, Wisconsin, with the State Capitol building two blocks away. Wright had a summer home at Spring Green, 35 miles from Madison. It was defeated at a County Board meeting by one vote. In 1954-1955, in the postwar economic boom, Madison voters approved a bond referendum for a civic center and Wright was chosen as project architect. The original signed blueprint here offered was accomplished in 1956. The Lake Monona project was effectively destroyed the next year by a state law reducing the height of a lakefront building to 20 feet; Wrightís building would have been 60 feet high. Madisonís Mayor called the signing of the bill into law by Republican Gov. Vernon Thomson on September 21, 1957, ìa regrettable insult to Wisconsinís most renowned living citizen.î Wright said that objectors to the civic auditorium had misrepresented the facts, saying that his proposal would not have interfered with the view of Lake Monona from the street above. ìFrom the capitol two blocks away,î explained Wright, ìthere would be no change whatever from the view except a great fountain of gushing water where the unconscious objectors have shown a building.î On this blueprint, viewing the civic auditorium from Lake Monona, the fountain and the Madison State Capitol building can be seen in the distance. After the 1958 elections, in January 1959, Madison-area state legislators introduced a bill which was signed by new Democratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson, repealing the 1957 law. Wright completed his last rendering shortly before his death on April 9, 1959. In 1992, Madison voters narrowly approved the transformation of Wrightís civic center into a convention facility. Construction began in 1994 and in July 1997, the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center opened, 59 years after Frank Lloyd Wrightís inception of the project. ìWith interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architectÂ¥s signature organic designÃ?î (from

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        IL VERRI - 1956--1961 - rivista di letteratura - direzione LUCIANO ANCESCHI ed editore RUSCONI E PAOLAZZI - prima e seconda serie - - 1956-1961 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO IN 28 NUMERI, Milano, Rusconi e Paolazzi, 1956

      Questa IMPORTANTISSIMA RIVISTA DI AVANGUARDIA E DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LETTERARIA viene fondata a Milano nel tardo 1956 da Luciano Anceschi e riunirà attorno a sè i più importanti letterati e poeti italiani (Arbasino, Umberto Eco, Gillo Dorfles, Eugenio Montale,Sanguineti, Vittorini, A. Giuliani, Nanni Balestrini, A, Guglielmi, Pontiggia, Renato Barilli, Leo Pollazzi e tanti altri. Il Verri ha contribuito a fondare una vera e propria CORRENTE DI PENSIERO. PRIMA E SECONDA SERIE (formato 14,5 x 20,5) ANNO PRIMO 1956-1957 Editore Mantovani num. 1 (autunno 1956) pp.172. num. 2 (inverno 1957) pp.172. num, 3 (primavera 1957 ) pp.171. num,.4 (estate 1957) pp.172.. ANNO SECONDO 1958 num. 1 pp. 171 editore Scheiwiller num. 2 pp. 224 agosto - editore Rusconi e Paolazzi che proseguirà fino al 1962 quando subentrerà FELTRINELLI che proseguirà fino a tutto il 1968. num. 3 pp. 186 ottobre. num. 4 pp. 186 dicembre. ANNO TERZO 1959 num. 1 pp.143 febbraio. num. 2 pp.149 aprile. num. 3 pp.140 giugno. num. 4 pp.141 agosto. num. 5 pp.144 ottobre, num. 6 pp.144 dicembre. ANNO QUARTO 1959 num. 1 pp.158 febbraio. num. 2 pp.171 aprile. num. 3 pp.164 giugno. num. 4 pp.157 agosto. num. 5 pp.172 ottobre. num. 6 pp.156 dicembre.. ANNO QUINTO 1961 num. 1 pp.154 febbraio. num. 2 pp.156 aprile. num. 3 pp.191 giugno. num. 4 pp 153 agosto. num 5 pp.157 oittobre. num. 6 pp.168 dicembre.. la collezione di tutto il pubblicato è offerta a

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        History of the English-Speaking Peoples 3volumes

      1956 - Wrapper has worn edges. The 3rd volume has a gift inscripton on the end paper. The blank cover page is missing from 1st volume. Please see uploaded photos post. For more information, please contact us. We are sending all orders by trackable signed for registered [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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